TOURISM AND MEDIA

Khanna Sells Venice Hotel

Khanna Enterprises Ltd. in Irvine sold the 12-story, 250-room Custom Hotel in the Westchester area of Los Angeles for more than $40 million, or at least $160,000 per room.

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Business Journal Honors OC Innovators

Around 400 people praised creativity at the Business Journal’s Third Annual Innovator of the Year Awards luncheon at Hotel Irvine on Tuesday.

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Irvine Co. Making Serious Push for Amazon HQ2

The Irvine Co. said it’s making a serious push to bring Amazon to Irvine for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, and has enlisted its former No. 2 executive to lead the project.

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Anaheim Tourism Dollars Up 10% YTD

Visit Anaheim said 12.1 million travelers to the city have spent $4.2 billion in Orange County year-to-date, an increase of some 10% in each number, and have spent of about $347 per person.

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Spanos Family Gives 500K for Harvey

The Los Angeles Chargers and owners the Spanos family on Friday announced a $500K donation for Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Oomba Closes Acquisition of GameWorks

Irvine-based startup Oomba Inc. closed its acquisition today of Chatsworth-based GameWorks Entertainment LLC, an entertainment and gaming venues company.

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Montage CFO Has IR Chops

Montage International in Irvine named Brian Karaba executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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Real Mex Hires CFO

Real Mex Restaurants Inc. in Cypress named Judd Tirnauer executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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SoCal AAA Gets New CEO

Former Automobile Club of Southern California Chief Executive Robert Bouttier says goodbye to the Auto Club’s members in his final column in the September issue of Westways.

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JWA Up in July

John Wayne Airport saw about 919,000 passengers in July, up 1.7% year-over-year.

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SEC Revokes Stock of Irvine’s Ubiquity

The Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it's officially revoked the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc.

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Paciolan to Buy Two Firms

Paciolan in Irvine will buy TicketsWest and West Coast Entertainment in Spokane, Wash., on undisclosed terms, a trade journal reported.

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JetSuiteX Connects More Dots

JetSuiteX plans 12 flights a week between Burbank and San Jose starting Sept. 12.

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Evolution Sells LAX Hotel for $54M

Evolution Hospitality in San Clemente and Argosy Real Estate Partners in Wayne, Pa., sold the 216-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel LAX in El Segundo for about $54.1 million, sales records show.

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Ayres SD Hotel Breaks Ground

An Ayres Hotel is part of a development breaking ground tomorrow in Chula Vista.

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